Social media and the world was captivated yesterday with the story of a raccoon in Minnesota who was seen climbing along side a 20 story building in St. Paul.

 

The story began trending under the hashtag #mprraccoon as thousands kept an eye on the critter and followed his every move along the building. Well after many hours of watching (and sheer boredom at work clearly) NPR reports that the rascal has been captured and is safe.

KWTX is reporting that a raccoon is responsible for power outages in Lampasas on Wednesday. According to a tweet from the city's twitter account, a raccoon got into the Lower Colorado River Authority’s main transformer.

The takeover is real, folks. Prepare yourselves accordingly!